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RTL II picks up Story Lab’s Hall Pass

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has sold social experiment Hall Pass into German free-to-air broadcaster RTL II. The channel has commissioned Joker Productions for a celebrity version of the entertainment format, which will be called 48H Single – Celebrities Test Their Love. Hall Pass was originally created by Spanish firm Phileas Productions and […]

DRG makes first commission with Manson doc

DRG has made its first ever commission, Manson’s Bloodline, a documentary series produced by MY Entertainment and picked up by Reelz and Viaplay. Manson’s Bloodline tells the story of Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, and his coming to terms with his notorious grandfather. It’s set to premiere late summer 2018, ahead of the 50th anniversary […]

Indie producer MY Entertainment appoints Sechrist to senior role

MY Entertainment has appointed former Discovery executive Jon Sechrist to the newly created position of executive VP of production, development and strategy. In his new role, Sechrist will be responsible for developing new programming and strategy, building on MY Entertainment’s ratings success with titles including Ghost Adventures, Pros Vs Joes, Breaking Borders and Baggage Battles. Sechrist, […]

Sins and Pranks on Gil’s MIPTV menu

Gil Formats is launching Sins of the Father at MIPTV, a new format that looks at the effects crime has on the offspring of perpetrators. Israel-based Gil co-developed the paper format with US based production company, My Entertainment, marking the second time the pair have worked together after they teamed for Pregnant & Platonic. The […]

UKTV to coproduce series with US producer

British multichannel operator UKTV has acquired and will coproduce a twelve-part paranormal-themed series from New York-based producer MY Entertainment. Help! My House is Haunted comes from Zak Bagans, who is creator and host of long-running Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures. UK-based Back2Back Productions is a coproducer. Bagans and David Notman-Watt are executive producer for Back2Back […]

Digital commissions for My Entertainment

Indie producer My Entertainment’s fledgling digital arm has won a commission from Scripps Networks Interactive for a new travel show and another from NBC for a sports series. My Digital is making Ten Best Places with… for Scripp’s Travel Channel, which will put it out on its digital site. The ten-parter will focus on the […]

My Entertainment hires Auerbach

US prodco My Entertainment has brought on David Auerbach as senior VP, international. In the newly-created role, Auerbach will develop unscripted programming for the US market out of My Entertainment’s new LA office. The new recruit was most recently at US producer and distributor Rive Gauche, where he was president of TV. Prior to that […]

ID profiles Las Vegas D.A.

US cable channel Investigation Discovery has green-lit an unscripted series that goes behind the scenes of the Clark Country District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas. Las Vegas D.A. is being billed as “a real-life Law & Order experience”, which follows District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his team as they assess crime scenes and chase convictions […]

Scripps, VRT buy Travel Channel’s Breaking Borders

Scripps Networks Asia Pacific and Belgium’s VRT have acquired the US version of TV2 conflict zone cuisine series Breaking Borders. The pair have bought the show from distributor Nordic World, whose parent, TV2, originally developed the format as Dining with the Enemy with documentary maker Gry Winther. The format sees a well-known local war correspondent […]

MY hires development boss

US indie MY Entertainment has hired Wilson Surratt as senior VP, development. The exec will oversee the development slate of home-grown and overseas formats at the firm, which was formerly known as MY Tupelo Entertainment. He will report to company president Michael Yudin. Surratt is the owner of South of Broad Productions, a New York-based […]